On This Day: April 22nd

This is 113th day of the year and 253 days remain in the year.

in history
Pedro Alvares Cabral discovered Brazil and claimed it for Portugal.
Henry VIII became king of England.
The Spanish poet Cervantes died in Madrid. (Some sources say April 23.)
Congress authorized the inscription "In God We Trust" on coins minted as U.S. currency.
The land rush in Oklahoma began when it was opened to settlers.
The first Earth Day was observed.
Richard M. Nixon died of a stroke at the age of 81.
Armed immigration agents took Elian Gonzalez from the Miami home of his relatives to reunite him with his father.
April 22 Birthdays
Isabella I1451–1504, Spanish queen of Castile and León (1474–1504), daughter of John II of Castile.
Vladimir LeninRussian revolutionary,
Bettie Pagemodel, pinup
Henry Fieldingauthor
Immanuel Kantphilosopher
Jack Nicholsonactor
Vladimir Nabokovauthor
Charles Mingusjazz musician
J. Robert Oppenheimernuclear physicist

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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.